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CNN
Sep 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
of the united states. president barack obama is campaigning there today as part of his road to charlotte. athena jones is traveling with the president. will the focus be much different from the looking forward kind of concept that he delivered in iowa on saturday? >> reporter: we expect the focus to be much the same responding to some extent to what we heard from the republicans at their convention last week. but as you mentioned, this is day two of the road to charlotte tour that the campaign is calling it. you can see the crowd behind me. they've lined up since early this morning, they are still making their way in. the president is expected to take the stage in about 30 minutes. this is an important battleground states. it only has nine electoral votes. but when you try to get to the magic number of 270, every little bit counts. it is going to be important to their calculus here. i should mention that the president has been to colorado 11 times since taking office. this is his eighth trip this year alone. so it shows you just how important colorado is to their campaign, fredricka. >> so the p
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
for this is the books are conceived as a history of the united states sort of as told through biographies and i was looking for a woman subject for one of these and in fact i found one but my publisher wouldn't let me do it. can you guess what woman i was looking for and found? eleanor roosevelt. i mean, just the fact that it's a very short list of women who played a large role in american public life on whom i can hang a tale of four or five decades of american history. women have had of course their roles in private life but it is in the nature of private life it usually doesn't survive in the historical record. why did people start saving the letters of eleanor roosevelt? because she was important. do your correspondence save your letters that you write to them and then do they deposit them in the local historical society? well, maybe, and if they do you will become, can i use my words adviseably, here, you will become literally immortal. you will become immortal in letters because future historians will find those letters. they will say ah, that is what life was like at the beginning of the
MSNBC
Sep 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and a white america and latino america and asian america. there's a united states of america. >> eight years after the keynote that launched his national career, four years after becoming the nation's first african-american nominee, tonight president barack obama accepts the nomination a second time. tonight the president makes his case for four more years. >> four more years. >> america needs four more years. >> tonight more from the first lady, vice president biden, caroline kennedy, the foo fighters? yes, the foo fighters. weather moved tonight indoors. but after a first night owned by michelle obama, after a second night owned by president clinton, expectations for the finale are sky high. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention's final night begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed shultz, melissa harris-perry, chris hayes, and the senior strategist steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell and al sharpton will be joining us in a moment. leading us from the site of the convention is our co
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
, but the president of the united states is not quite yet. this is urbandale, iowa. this is a big rally and this will be the president's seventh stop in iowa leading up to presidential election this november. all of this as he kicks off the warm-up act before the dnc gets under way this week in charlotte. we'll take you back to urbandale, iowa, as soon as the president arrives. >>> all right. a check of some of the news happening right now overseas. in central afghanistan two suicide bombers have targeted an afghan military base. the attacks killed 13 people, among the dead, a child, two women and four policemen. the taliban has claimed responsibility. >>> in south africa, protests are breaking out over the arrest of 270 platinum mine workers charged with the murder of 34 of their colleagues, but those workers were actually shot by police. south africa's justice minister is now demanding answers. >> after 50 years, the german inventor of the drug thalidomide has apologized to its victims. the drug taken by pregnant women caused babies to be born with deformed limbs. the head of a surviv
FOX News
Sep 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
of doubt and decline. we can elect mitt romney the president of the united states and get america back on track. >> shepard: democrats had planned a similar tactic to send vice president bide ton florida during the convention in florida. the president called off that visit because hurricane isaac was hitting. congressman ryan is leading the charge against the president it would appear, carl? >> that's right, shep. republicans are making good their pledge to make this the most aggressive counter argument that's ever happened at a convention. they do site he had planned to be in florida at the republic national convention though they were interrupted by isaac. marco rubio, nikki haley, the governor of south carolina, governor of oklahoma as well. ryan gave what was more the most part a standard stump speech signal the question for the week for are you better off now as you were four years ago reagan made famous. here is paul ryan's 2012 rendition. >> every president since the great depression who asked americans to send them into a second term could say you are better off today than you
FOX News
Sep 3, 2012 12:00pm PDT
with other western nations, including the united states, about their response to the syrian civil war. remember, last month, our president drew a line in the sand saying plans for possible military involvement would change if syria uses or even moves their potentially deadly chemical weapons. president obama's remarks came at height of the election season, of course, that same week, governor romney said fell elected he would send u.s. troops to syria to keep those weapons from falling into the wrong hands. the violence has reportedly reached a new milestone: according to groups in the country, 5,000 people were killed in syria's civil war during the month of august, alone. if true, it is the highest one-month death toll since the crisis started to unfold more than 17 months ago. the chief fox correspondent, jonathan hunt, is in new york city with that report. a new united nations envoy is taking over for kofi annan but he does not sound optimistic. >>jonathan: he does not. he is a well traveled algerian diplomat, who, in fact, brought about an end to the lebanese civil war in 1990. bu
FOX News
Sep 3, 2012 8:00am PDT
working worldwide are working in the united states. we're producing more, we're using less. that's a path to energy independence, and i like that. jenna: so it's interesting that you're a democrat and you're governor of montana because i went back and lookedded at some of the voting records in your state, and if you look at the way your state has voted in the presidential lengths, it's voted mainly republican going back to the clintons, right now it looks like your state leaning towards mitt romney. why are you supporting the president? what is it about the president that continues to get your support when the people that you represent may not be as convinced? >> oh, gosh, i think it's been since lbj since a democrat got to 50% in montana, so that's not unusual. but this president was, inherited one of the worst economies in the history of this country. 29 consecutive months of increasing private sector jobs. by the way, all over this country we've been decreasing public sector jobs. in montana public sector jobs are down by 4.2%, and we're at 6.5% unemployment. so we've created 4.5 milli
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 1:00pm PDT
lady of the united states. she's here at the time warner cable arena. she's now at the podium the right there. you can see she's getting instructions, trying to begin to get a little feel for that stage up there. the teleprompter that will eventually be there. she's going to deliver a major address here, obviously, in charlotte at the democratic national convention tomorrow night. that's what the first lady will be doing. she's been here now, i'm guessing for at least 45 minutes to an hour. she was up in the sky boxes walking around, doing some television interviews, and just beginning to get a flavor for what's going on. this will be a very important address. she's very popular out there. has high, high approval and favorability numbers. there's no doubt about that. and she's going to be under enormous pressure to deliver that big speech tomorrow night. we're here in "the situation room" watching everything that's going on. gloria borger is here. brianna keilar is here. as we see the first lady, this is normal. everybody does this. all the big speakers, at some point, they come in here
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
forces by the date certain that the united states is going to depart. if you stop the recruitment and revet all of the troops you would extend the amount of time before the united states reaches the level where it should say to the military that it's time for us to depart. but the united states says we're going to leave at this date. so the concern would be are you now going to try to accelerate the recruitment and training. the vetting process itself works well it just hasn't been enforce ed. >> do you think that perhaps there is a possibility that the u.s. will pull out earlier? >> no, i don't think so. not at all. i think what's important is the united states and nato have demonstrated a partnership with the afghans that is really unprecedented and unmatched. the united states is going to lean into the wind. they're not going to back off because we have got this trouble spot. they are instituting the rules and regulations they have in place. they are being more aggressive about those and they are also instituting a couple of extra steps in that there might be what is known as t
MSNBC
Sep 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
last week made no mention of military service members or the war the united states is still fighting in afghanistan. it's a point that tammy duckworth, a war-wounded veteran and illinois candidate for the house of representatives did not miss. >> when it comes to our men and women in harm's way, we have a clear choice on november 6th. last week mitt romney had a chance to show his support for the brave men and women he is seeking to command, but he chose to criticize president obama instead of even uttering the word afghanistan. >> and then there was one card the republicans kept so close to the vest that we never saw or heard any mention of it. it was as if their last two-term president never existed. maybe george w. bush was the invisible guy in the chair, but there was no missing the democrats last two-term president on wednesday night. if there was any card bill clinton was holding, it had to be a spade because he dug right into the accomplishments of the obama administration with a 49-minute workhorse, or donkey, of a speech. in fact, the new york giants could have taken some no
FOX
Sep 2, 2012 8:00am EDT
, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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CSPAN
Sep 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and powerful housing project in the united states, that is the mortgage deduction. it's just that maybe 80% of it is going to go to those making over $100,000 a year. our state legislature doesn't have to, as they did just a few weeks ago, cut $350-something million to wealthier corporations, as they decide to cut in half the allocation to food banks, giving everything that's going on -- given everything that's going on in north carolina. so i do think we have an economic deficit and we have a money deficit as well. >> ray, it's amazing to me that we have managed in the process of our lives together to take off the table from any kind of intelligent conversation whatsoever a military budget which has no relationship whatsoever to what faces us as an international threat, that we are paying in our military side as if we faced five russians simultaneously in the soviet union days and need to keep raising that budget, democrat and republican. now, look, if the wise men of the simpson bowles commission or the bowles-simpson commission really were serious about what they were doing as opposed t
FOX
Sep 4, 2012 10:00pm EDT
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
FOX News
Sep 1, 2012 3:00pm PDT
: and group based in pakistan could be joining a notorious 700 club. the united states getting ready to decide whether the haqqani deserves to be tagged as a terrorist o. and keeping mosquitoes away this labor day weekend. we've got the best bug sprays courtesy of "consumer reports." >> rick: we begin with politics. presidential race back into high gear on this, the first weekend after the republican national convention. both candidates making a major push for votes in swing states. president obama an hour away from attending his second rally of the day in iowa. governor mitt romney and congressman paul ryan wrapping up a campaign stop? jacksonville. now more. we know how important the undecideds are, but governor romney is pitch to go persuadable voters to, right? >> yes. we're hearing from some top republican researchers that there may be a bloc of voters out there that voted for obama in 2008 who first -- but could be convinced to vote for mitt romney if they are nudged by somebody that they know and like. well, mitt romney seemed to be going about the task part of the time yesterday asking
FOX News
Sep 1, 2012 9:00am PDT
it is obvious but it is an input of everything we produce in the united states. food prices rise and health care prices rise and transportation costs rise and that's what we are seeing right now. the idea that we are not having inflation in the economy. they have to get out to the store and start buying things. middle class families, half of the budget goes for health care and food and energy and those are all rising in costings. >> the energy costs right now and particularly gasoline. you expect to see a downward turn in the next couple of months. how critical is that going to be? >> it is interesting if you look back in 1980. one of the things jimmie carter lost that election. they saw the gas price food and that contributed to reagan's victory. it couldn't happen at a worst time. i think the prices are going to fall but back to where they were in july. 3.50 or 3.75 but that is expensive to people and twice as expensive as gasoline costs back in barack obama was elected in 2008. and news of the national debt surging this week as the democrats are set to holding the con. >> i don't think the de
FOX News
Sep 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
, and, more outreach and bringing his message to the people of the united states. what did you think about it? about that story? i found it very interesting. >> well, i thought it was interesting, and i think some of it, certainly, is true. he'd be silly not to be worried, according to the polls, it is all within the margin of error, this election with just over nine weeks left is absolutely up for grabs. he'd be naive and he's far from that, not to be worried but i also think there is a certain amount of spin in that article and obviously it helps, with their voters. if they say, the big guy is worried and the big guy wants to campaign harder and wants even longer days, then that is saying to his supporters, you have to get out there and work even harder for this guy, because this is a real fight and as far as the argument about, well, he'll be more of a compromiser in a second term, again, he's got to say things will be better than they were, obviously, there has been total gridlock for the last two years and i don't see any signs of it and i suppose if there were a sweeping electi
NBC
Sep 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
in the united states. >> it was introduced in 1999 and spread over a series of years through the bird population and got into the mosquitoes and the mosquitos bit people. >> reporter: the number of cases this year is sky rocketing. nearly 1,600 infections reported and 66 deaths, up 40% in one week. >> it is a late summer disease. the fact that we have so many cases this early and so widespread does not bode well. >> reporter: every state except alaska and hawaii has seen outbreaks and nearly 70% of the cases come from six states, the hardest hit, texas with nearly half of the infections. health officials are launching efforts to prevent the spread of the potentially dangerous disease. from the air to the ground people are on patrol distributing flyers with preventive information and symptoms which tend to be mild in 80% of the cases. in 20% fevers, headaches and body aches and most worrisome for people over 70 are with weakened immune systems. west nile virus is a known threat for animals. while there is a vaccine for horses there is no vaccine yet for human beings, but there are increased calls
MSNBC
Sep 2, 2012 7:00am PDT
back and end up a two-term president of the united states. i love that you were there and got the food. >>> next question. when, however, not with the longest speech, but the longest running convention in history? and how many days did it last? the longest running convention in history? all right. i'm going to give it to you. 1924's democratic national convention. it lasted 16 days. took 103 ballots, there were first fights on the floor, and a big part of the problem was there was a catholic contingency and a ku klux klan contingency. >> wasn't that first one they ever did on radio too, wasn't it? >> oh. actually i think it was. there is another one coming up. i won't take the nerd -- no, i won't take it. i have the answer if front of me. okay, i know, i know. this one will be a -- i'll give you a fill in the blanks for this one. the keynote speaker, ann richards, at the time the texas state treasurer, and she said this about george h.w. bush. she said, poor george. he can't help it. he was born with -- >> a silver spoon in his mouth. silver spoon in his mouth. >> close. you have the o
NBC
Sep 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
in that country escalates. we have more now on the controversial comments he made about the united states. >> reporter: russia's president putin has sharply criticized the united states and its allies over its positions over the syrian conflict. in an interview he gave, the russian president said that washington was aligning itself with al qaeda and others groups in its efforts to topple president assad. >> translator: in that case one -- bring all inmates from guantanamo and bring them to syria to fight. it's practically the same thing. >> reporter: russia as stood by the embattled president, vetoing several resolutions. meanwhile, inside the country, condition continue to worsen. the syrian military has managed to overtake a ton that was serving as a gateway for refugees. over the past 18 months over 230,000 syrians have fled to neighboring countries. also the head of the international community red cross has wrapped up a several-day visit with the hopes to expand the efforts, more than 1.2 million many of them in dire needs of foods, basic supplies and medicine. >>> tom brokaw is out o
CNN
Sep 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
europe the president of the united states, you've been there for four years, they can't get through one sentence without mentioning george w. bush, that's not what president obama got elected to do. most people are disenfranchised. they look at the hope, the change, the bringing the kcounty together. we're not the red states, the blue states, we're the united states. where did that go? all of that has gone out the door. >> it went out the door with some republicans in congress. >> no, but that's not the way that it operated and i think the country recognizes it's off track. i think they do want to turn around. that's the whole premise of the romney/ryan presidency, the candidacy. and that's where i think mitt romney will be the next president of the united states. we do need a turnaround, somebody who knows about jobs and the economy, somebody who knows about business. that's why mitt romney will be the next president. >> the democrats are happy to have this comparison between do you want to go back to the clinton years or the bush years? what do republicans point to? what decade of gov
MSNBC
Sep 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
much. may god bless you. may god bless the american people. and may god bless the united states of america. >>> the obama campaign senior adviser says don't expect the same level of voter enthusiasm for president obama this year like it was in 2008. >> this election was always going to be close because we live in a closely divided country. i remind people all the time that just four years ago everyone was talking about the president's landslide and he got 53% of the vote. so let's understand that we live in a very closely divided electorate. we have for quite some time, and this election was, quite frankly, always going to be close. >> meanwhile, mitt romney's reportedly spending the next few days preparing for the upcoming presidential debates which begin next month. as the party gets ready for its national convention in charlotte, north carolina, preparations are well under way at the time warner cable arena in charlotte. hello to you, chris. >> reporter: alex, good afternoon. the opening of the democratic national convention is still two days away but there's still plenty pla
CNN
Sep 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> absolutely. notwithstanding what any poll may say, the president of the united states is making this address thursday night we feel very confident that the stadium will be full. and so it's really more about the weather than it is about whether you're going to fill a stadium or not. he is the president, making one of the most important speeches given where we are right now at this time. no doubt that the stadium will be full. certainly you don't want people rained on. >> can i ask about the enthusiasm number. you're my numbers guy. so you're prepared for the whole morning. i'll throw it your way. >> what does that really mean? if you look at the enthusiasm numbers the number foreenthusiasm for mitt romney i think is 51% when they asked republicans and when i do anecdotal questioning, everybody seems to be like -- on this election overall. is it a measure of incumbent that people are less enthusiastic or overall? >> i think it's right that it is a measure of overall. this is not a history-making election in the way that 2008 was history-making election. you knew that there was going to be a n
FOX News
Sep 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
lots going on in the middle east and here in the united states as well. martha: a busy day ahead. thanks for being here, gregg. >> my pleasure. martha: bill will be be back here on monday. see you on monday. "happening now" starts five or six seconds from now. have a great weekend. bye, everybody. jon: a fox news alert and we're continuing to keep an eye on the swat situation underway right now in situation. both pittsburgh and fbi s.w.a.t. teams are on the scene of a hostage situation taking place on the 16th floor of a downtown highway. the cw brightsman company we understand is the setting for all of this. an ex-military man we're told walked into that office this morning where apparently he used to work. asked for one individual in particular and has now taken hostages. it is not absolutely clear that the one person that he named is the person who is being held hostage. there might be as many as two hostages. we're told no shots have been fired. unknown weaponry involved and police say they have a visual wall on the suspect the they know who he is. they have brought his mothe
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
in the path of isaac. >>> controversial arizona sheriff joe arpaio is off the hook. the united states attorneys office said it will not file any charges against arpaio or his staff. they were accused of using county issued credit cards and funds. arpaio said he's happy with the decision. a second police officer is put on leave after a disturbing incident in st. paul, minnesota, tachl a look. you see one of the officers kicking a suspect in the chest while he was on the ground. an investigation is under way. police are asking the public not to rush to judgment. the suspect was allegedly threatening a woman in the neighborhood. >>> to politics now and the democrats are on deck. their national convention starts tuesday, just five days after the republicans wrapped up theirs. cnn political editor paul steinhauser is in charlotte, north carolina this morning, site of the democratic national convention. paul, good morning to you. so lay out some of the highlights for us, if you will. >> good morning, randi. democrats are going to say the theme of their convention is americans coming togethe
CNN
Sep 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
for widespread use in the united states. >>> a new chapter in penn state's tarnished history ends in defeat today. the nittany lions lost the season opener to ohio university. it was the first game following the jerry sandusky child abuse scandal that rocked the team and the university. it was also the first home opener since 1949 without legendary coach joe paterno. paterno died two months after he was fired from the team. >>> isaac has had a lot to do with rising gas prices. right now the national average is at $3.83 for a gallon of regular unleaded. it's up eight cents over last week. some stations in the south have seen a 20-cent jump in the past week and a lot of it is because of the closure of oil rigs and refineries that were in the path of isaac. all right. he has won the third largest powerball in history. $337 million is written on that check right there. donald lawson quit his job working on the michigan railroads after learning he was the winner. but he says the win won't change him a whole lot. he'll keep on living the simple life. >>> all right. mention the song "sweet home alabama"
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